Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge

Moxon

The Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge completes the riverside Thames Path, reaching 44m across the mouth of Deptford Creek, its support cables spanning from a single plated steel mast. Long planned as part of the development at Greenwich Reach, the structure is a crucial piece of public infrastructure in a sensitive Central London location.

The bridge’s edge features a tapered cross section, making it seem thinner than it actually is, and an open truss soffit. The lightness of its main span, however, is contrasted by the extended back span (which contains the bridge’s counterweight and opening mechanism), which is a weighty, multifaceted box. The imbalance emphasises the bridge as a dynamic, moving system.

Location

Glaisher Street
Greenwich
LONDON SE8
United Kingdom

Contact

Elaine Freeman
Office Manager
e.freeman@moxonarchitects.com

Client

Galliard Homes

Completed

December 2014

Size

420

Contract Value

Categories

  • Public